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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the first step I should take in enrolling my child into St John's?

Download an enrolment form from the Enrolment section of this website. Fill it in and drop it into the school office. Alternatively, contact the school office by phone or in person to put your child’s name on the enrolment list and you will be given/sent an enrolment form.

 

What is an Immunisation History Statement?

The NSW Public Health Act 2010 and the Public Health Regulation 2012 requires parents/carers to provide an Immunisation History Statement (IHS) of a child's immunisation status on enrolment into school. The IHS contains details of vaccines that have been administered to the student and are include in the National Immunisation Program. If the parent/carer does not have a copy of the student's IHS they can obtain it through their Medicare online account -- myGov, Express Plus Medicare mobile app, or contact the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) on 1800 635 809 to obtain an IHS.

 

Is it possible for us to have a look around the school?

You are most welcome to call and make an appointment to meet with the Principal, or book a time for a tour of the school grounds and buildings.

 

When will I find out whether my child has been accepted into the school?

Enrolment interviews are held in May and June. You will receive a letter or phone call before the end of Term 1, informing you of a time for you and your child to come in and meet with the Principal (if appointment is not made prior to this). Written offers of placement will follow in July.

 

How much are the school fees?

School fees are set by the Catholic Education Office and signed off by the Bishop. To view the current school fees, visit Fees Information.   

School fee statements are sent to parents at the beginning of Terms 1, 2 and 3. Payments can be made in full or part using BPAY, direct debit, cash, cheque, eftpos, money order or through CentrePay.

 

What are the opening hours of the school?

School Hours  

School Hours
Supervision of students by teachers begins
Morning begins with Assembly
Recess
Lunch
Classes dismissed

8:30 am to 2:40 pm
8:00 am
8:25 am
10:30 am to 11:00 am
1:00 pm to 1:40 pm
2:40 pm 

Please Note

There is no supervision of students on the school grounds until 8:00 am. Therefore, the expectation is that students do not arrive at school before this time. If for a particular reason a student needs to arrive at school before this time this must be negotiated with the Principal.

Parents/Carers are asked not to arrange for students to leave school early on a regular basis e.g. to catch earlier buses, to attend extracurricular activities after school, before discussion and negotiating this with the Principal.

Daily Breaks

All students have a staff supervised break from class between 10:30 to 11:00 am and 1:00 to 1:40 pm daily. ‘Crunch and Sip’ time is given during the morning block to eat fruit/vegetables and sip water.

 

Is there an anti-bullying policy in place at the school?

Yes, at St Johnn’s we believe that all members of the community have the right to a learning and working environment free from intimidation, humiliation and harm. We all share a responsibility to create a culture of caring which will not tolerate bullying. We believe that bullying must be taken seriously and is not acceptable in any form. In witnessing Christian values we reject ideas, beliefs and behaviours, which marginalise or victimise people. 

 

When does your canteen operate?

The canteen is open for students every day. If you wish your child to buy recess or lunch from the Canteen, please write your child's name, class and what is required on a paper bag. The students place orders in the class lunch order box and this is taken to the Canteen each day.

Our school community is committed to providing high quality, healthy and nutritious food at reasonable prices.

Volunteer helpers strive o serve our school community to the best of their ability and hope you enjoy the foods and service offered by our canteen.

 

Volunteers are always needed to operate our canteen.
If you can help, please contact our school office.

 

From where can I purchase the school uniform?

The school uniform is available from:

Crystal Bears — Head Office
1/31 Montague Street
Fairy Meadow

Phone: 4226 1611

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
(large car park in the complex)

Crystal Bears can also deliver directly to our school with payment options taken over the phone. If you know your requirements, please call their office on 4226 1611 Monday to Friday and your order will be delivered to the school office twice weekly. 


Lowes, Dapto Mall
Shop G138 Dapto Mall

Phone: 42 61 4372

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Thursday: 9.00 am to 9.00 pm
Saturday: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sunday: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

 

Do you have organised after school care?

PEAK Sports and Learning run before and after school, and vacation care service onsite. For more information go to:  PEAK Sports and Learning

 

How can I / we become involved in the life of the school community?

Parents/Carers are encouraged to become actively involved in their children’s education at St John’s. Ways you can help in your child’s classroom are by volunteering to help in the canteen, attending special days and events such as school liturgies or performances, helping at special events such as sporting carnivals, working bees, fundraising committees, etc.

All are invited to become members of the Parents and Friends Committee, who work collaboratively with the school and parish community about matters regarding quality education for all children, and general issues about school life, including social events, fundraising and finances.

 

Will I be able to come and help in the classroom?

Yes, each grade will be different, but parents often participate and contribute in the classroom. This could include helping with reading and literacy programs, mathematics groups, technology, craft, or by offering expertise in a particular area of interest, such as Indigenous Education or Music.